Hawaii's greatest export since the ukulele, POGs were paper disks intended to be used in a game. Players contributed an equal number of POGs, which were all stacked, face down, and struck with a heavier disk known as a slammer. The person throwing the slammer got to keep whatever POGs turned face up. In reality, no one played POGs according to the accepted rules, opting instead to use them as both a form of gambling currency and as a playground status symbol. Whoever had the most POGs was at the top of the elementary school totem pole. In order to cheat your way to the top, you went to Gibsons to dig through the trough of discounted POGs in hopes of finding a few of the nicer looking ones. If you were wealthy, you bought them from a kiosk in the middle of the Rimrock Mall concourse. If you had no money, you had only the free ones that you got when you bought a soft pretzel at school, and all of your slammers were made of plastic.